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what is "performance"

Discussion in 'Performance' started by kombiwhisperer, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. kombiwhisperer

    kombiwhisperer Member

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    Is high performance mean you're engine has to run like a billy goat with fleas, or are we after the best power delivery and economy possible from an original motor:cool:
     
  2. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Different things to different people. High torque; Lots of power; High rev:
    Depends if you want to tow a boat or do the quarter mile fast.
    Economy does not usually enter into high performance discussions.
    So, what do you want??
     
  3. Dingostrategy

    Dingostrategy Active Member

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    The magic triangle. From three options: cheap, fast, reliable - pick any two.

    Performance is about the magic third option not disappearing when you choose the other two.
     
  4. KombiMadness

    KombiMadness Well-Known Member

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    The magic triangle, Dingo...

    What about the Bermuda Triangle? Beware, many Kombis have disappeared mysteriously.... :lol:

    Or, the Golden Triangle! Where many Kombis (actually Kombi owners - dare I say 'Hippies') have disappeared in a drug fugue....

    Performance - some like it stock, some like it hot....

    This section of the forum is for those who like the chilli..... :p
     
  5. DakDak67

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    Big revs and lots a grunt, that's the name of this game, who cares about the price of 98 octane fuels......
     
  6. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Now you sound like you have a T3! :eek:

    :lol:
     
  7. vassy69SC

    vassy69SC Active Member

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    I wouldn't change much about the build of my 2165cc if I had my time over again.
    Driveability with power is the mark for a daily drive.
    If it is a weekend "cruiser", then in my books you can go a little crazier with cam and compression to bring power up into the higher rpm bracket.
     
  8. Carter

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    performance is what makes VW purists feel ill....

    he he.

    think this forum should be more about performance performance, not good economy and driveability....

    just my two bobs worth
     
  9. DakDak67

    DakDak67 Guest

    :lol: nah.... to many hippies here for dirty big engines :lol: :heart: :D
     
  10. vassy69SC

    vassy69SC Active Member

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    What I would really like to do is go methanol and turbo on the ute ... mmmmm
     
  11. DakDak67

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    Yup, i've got long term plans for a freshen up and a T3 turbo, going to the US next June and will have a good look around the shows then for one.
     
  12. Dingostrategy

    Dingostrategy Active Member

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    My life is not aligning with this, but I want a madass type 1 in a lowlight camper some day. Is this thread about what I want? Well it should be dammit.
     
  13. KombiMadness

    KombiMadness Well-Known Member

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    Wanting performance for your VW isn't just about being a purist (or Hippy).

    It's about having serious dollars to spare! When you start talking turbos, etc you start talking big dollar language! Especially here in Australia.

    You can get a 2007cc type 1 turnkey (a real turnkey) from guys like Steve @ Wolfgang who build great engines that last (as opposed to all the Samba ads from engine builders who say 'turnkey' but they don't include carbies, manifold, balancing, exhaust, etc AND who use second hand heads, etc and they won't last!) for 5K aussie - half what you'd pay in Oz.

    Of course, a 2007cc is just getting luke warm for what you want Dak Dak :lol: ..... but, I'd be happy with it :)
     
  14. vassy69SC

    vassy69SC Active Member

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    dingostrategy ... that is exactly what this is about, because sometimes our dreams do come true :)
     
  15. DakDak67

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    You can buy turn key strokers from the US for $6500 , built by Chico at CP racing. Everythings new, not sure of the cost to your door but it's bloody good value.
     
  16. In the throws of building a 2700cc type 4 for my bus. ATM its a midly modified 2.0 which has enough poke to scare most on here but I want more!! My 2.0 is probably more economical than most stockos on here as nicer to drive.

    105.07mm bore and 78mm stroker. More comp and a lot of headwork, cam, rockers and all the necessary fruit to go fast AND reliable!! After all it's a type 4 not a type 1!!!
     
  17. DakDak67

    DakDak67 Guest

    Sounds fast, 2.7 turbo'ed is the go..
     
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  18. KombiMadness

    KombiMadness Well-Known Member

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    I've seen a few of Wayne Penrose's twin turboed type 4's at his shop..... look bloody awesome and I'm sure they go like the clappers!
     
  19. KombiMadness

    KombiMadness Well-Known Member

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    He seems to have a pretty good rep from what I've read about him and his motors...
     
  20. Kai

    Kai Well-Known Member

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    Plus, parts are a hell of a lot cheaper there than here.
     

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